Hurricane Center advises residents to prepare for hurricane seasonUPDATED 7:56 PM HST May 21, 2014Video Transcript
We are just a week away from the official start of hurricane season and forecasters say it could be an active one. KITV 4 meteorologist Cam Tran tells us how many storms officials predict will occur this year. 107-115 Nats of hurricane The Central Pacific Hurricane center released its official forecast today and the upcoming season looks to be a busy one. IN:24:12 WE'RE EXPECTING 4-7 TROPICAL CYCLONES FOR SEASON That's just above the average of 4-5 storms. The big reasoning behind the higher numbers is the indication that El Nino could form late this summer TOM EVANS: CPHC 20:53 THERE'S A 65 PERCNET CHANCE OF IT HAPPENING OVER THE SUMMER AND UP TO 80 PERCENT WHEN WE GET TO THE FALL AND OUR SEASON RUNS ALL THE WAY THROUGH NOVEMBER INTO THE FALL21: 04 El Nino is the warming of ocean waters near the equator which triggers more storm development EVANS 24:34 AS THE OCEAN WARMS WE GET LESS WIND OFF THE OCEAN WHICH ALLOWS MORE WARMING TO OCCURS AND WARM WATERS IS ONE OF THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE AND FOR THEM TO ALSO CONTINUE 24:48 Not only could it mean more development, but the storms could form later in the hurricane season. The big message from this announcement we should all be prepared. IN: 25:28 PREPARATION IN THE KEY HERE. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T HAD A HIT ON OAHU FOR A LONG LONG TIME IT CAN STILL HAPPEN WE COULD BE AFFECTED BY A TROPICAL STORM WE COULD STILL GET A DIRECT HIT OF A HURRICANE 2611 IN:26:13 PLAN PRACTICE, AND STAY INFORMED 26:19 Hurricane season in the Central Pacific starts June 1st, Cam Tran, KITV4 News. KITV 4 will host a Hurricane Special on June 5th. Our weather team will give you tips on how to protect your home, pets and even boats.